Indigo Eyes by Fel Kian
Review by Abbey Stansfield
The Empress Lylithe, with the aid of a succubus and incubus and the holy sickle of Kronos, is hunting seven of the fallen – angels who donned incarnate form and hid in the human world. The world where Saraquinn Morrigan chose to live, rejecting her dark past and faerie ancestry, in order to create a normal future for herself and her son Peter. The world where a fiery, outlandish, twentyish urbanite Adriana Malkov-Severina to her friends-living in downtown Ligeia, must see her dying father one last time. A world they are all forced to leave behind, each tale a thread, weaving wonderment and horror… Peter is beguiled across a faerie portal by a winged woman bearing a keen resemblance to his mother Saraquinn, who vanished six years prior, on the eve of his tenth birthday, without trace or explanation… Severina, in mourning, discovers a horizon beyond the pale, where love is to be found enslaved within a glass jar… Their lot: a dangerously playful Undine, outcast dwarves, Ash Mares, androgynous seers and a monstrous Ammit. Ultimately they must face Lylithe, and learn that the veil between worlds is as fragile as gossamer, as brittle as the divide between sex and gender, love and hate, flesh and blood…
Decidedly dark is the best way to describe Indigo Eyes by debut novelist by Fel Kian. The opening chapters describe the circumstances of our main protagonists Peter his mother Saraquin and lone wolf Adriana, all of whom are looking for acceptance. While a seemingly small thing to ask there is both the real world and evil forces that are preventing fitting in ever becoming an option. When Saraquinn goes missing forces are set into motion that will change the future of everyone in the novel and the only question that remains going forward is will they be able to live up to the danger that they find themselves in.
Overall the story does tie together very well, things that the reader may not give a second thought to in the beginning become very important latter on. It however, is not a story for everyone, as it does touch on a lot of sensitive subject matters through the duration. It makes the line between good and evil very defined and the reader knows, even before the characters do, who they should trust and who they shouldn’t. Not a classic for me but definitely a very interesting read.
Adann from Ireland
Really edgy and not like most fantasy horror I read, so didn't like it at first but then "got it" and the ending was great. Especially liked Severina, what a $&@%-kicker!!
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